World Space Week, Apprenticeships and My World Fellowships
World Space Week
Since we love all things space and it’s a great excuse for a stunning Feature picture we thought we’d mention it’s World Space week!
The World Space Week 2022 theme is “Space and Sustainability” focusing on achieving sustainability in space and achieving sustainability from space. The theme is inspired by how sustainability in space relates to how humanity uses space, most pressingly, the orbital area surrounding Earth.
Space exploration and remote Earth observation can help drive change for our home planet. This includes measuring climate change, identifying pollution on land and at sea, supporting agriculture in developing nations.
Of the 169 targets that form the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, 65 directly benefit through Earth observation satellites and related technologies. Achieving the SDGs would be so much harder without the tools and techniques available to scientists through space exploration.
Software Developer Apprenticeship with the Department for International Trade
As we love the apprenticeships, where you get paid to learn we would love to share this one with you which is being supplied by Makers. For full details check out their site here.
The Department for International Trade are partnering with Makers to offer a Level 4 Apprenticeship in Software Development.
You don’t need any prior experience in code (although useful) as we will teach you all the fundamentals via Makers renowned coding bootcamp at the start of your position.
Full job description can be viewed HERE
- Placements will start 17th March 2023
- Starting salary: £27,750 (London), £24,761 (Cardiff and Darlington)
- Positions available in: London, Darlington & Cardiff
- A Level 4 Software Development Apprenticeship is the equivalent to a foundation degree and allows you to ‘learn and earn’ from day one.
- This is a great opportunity to launch an exciting new career in tech. What’s not to love!?!
Another great incentive for those of you looking to experiment with Tech MyWorld is funded through UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) ‘Strength in Places fund’.
The Ultraleap Fellowship will prototype hand tracking gestures for home VR gaming, and the Bristol Old Vic Fellowship will develop approaches to digital presentation of theatrical performance, focusing on liveness, immersion in digital formats and connecting live and digital audiences.
Both Fellowships are aimed at freelancers, practitioners, industry, and academics. They are intended to be a period of collaborative thinking and experimentation, applying practice, expertise, or relevant experience.
- Ultraleap Fellowship in Residence
£20,000 for 10 months at roughly 2.5 days/week. We are inviting artists, user experience designers, technologists and creative practitioners with C# programming and Unity experience to apply. Apply by Mon 14 Nov.
- Bristol Old Vic Fellowship in Residence
£14,000 for seven months at roughly 2.5 days/week + £1,000 for expenses, with periods of more intensive engagement. Apply by Mon 14 Nov.
These Fellowships are an opportunity to support experimentation, explore the ethical development questions that arise and spend time thinking about how to create meaningful experiences for audiences, ask questions and test high-risk ideas.
Fellowships also offer the opportunity to test and question how technologies are or could be applied, placing people, arts and culture at the heart of new, innovative technologies.
If you are interested in any of our candidates please contact us at email@example.com to discuss. If any of you are looking for jobs then feel free to send us your requirements and we can put you on our candidate list.
Job(s) of the Week
There are some top jobs from our clients wanting to make a difference and ensure that they reach out to recruit a more diverse workforce. Please check out all of the jobs on our jobs board and get in touch if you want to reach out to our members at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We collaborate with various groups to run workshops and hack nights, upcoming events are below.
Bi-Weekly we run Workshop Wednesdays in collaboration with CodeHub
You can sign up to pop along with with either Women’s Tech Hub ~ Bristol • Bristol or CodeHub Bristol • Bristol
We also host a Drop-In Session by Bristol Data Science and Machine Learning Study Group • Bristol – which is where you can pop along, meet other like-minded data people and ask Chew about all things data.
For details check out our WW page here.
On the alternate Tuesday evenings there is Code Hubs’ Hack Night by CodeHub Bristol • Bristol and Women’s Tech Hub ~ Bristol • Bristol currently this is online only, although there is talk of going bac live so if you are a venue wanting to host please get in touch.
Girl Geek Dinners (Bristol and Bath)
Check out the coming events on our dedicated page – pop along and support the organisers as it takes work to run these things and it’s great to find a supportive network.
CHAIN Bristol 2022 1 November
Join us for an exciting evening with engineers from a variety of sectors and engage in structured stalls, talks and panel discussions.
Workshop on Responsible Research 3 November
Workshop on Responsible Research, with interactive group discussion and light lunch afterwards.
UX Brighton 4 November
UX and Product Management.
Desirability, feasibility, and viability are the three components of a model for successful products — an integrated model that is often carried out by segregated teams. Join us for our 10th conference where people from product management, ux, research and design will gather to discover what we have to learn from one another. Learn new approaches and glean fresh insights that will bring solid benefits for you, your colleagues and your clients.
Others coming up that we have spotted you can find here.
As a suggestion from one of our lovely members (Thanks Gabs #1!), we have also set up a “buymeacoffee” page for those wanting to give us a small thank-you. Check it out here.
Women’s Tech Hub products
The candidates page advertises the skillsets of the women we have looking for roles in the area (and some of our male allies).
Jobs Board for those wanting to advertise specifically to our members in the area – check it out here.